Dear readers, as you will certainly know, the inaugural flight of the Falcon Heavy ended yesterday with some success. The rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has transported its payload beyond Earth orbit and launched it toward Mars. The payload, not a symbol for mankind but rather a commercial for Musk’s companies, was […]Read more "Some thoughts about the Falcon Heavy maiden flight"
Dear readers, This new year starts with interesting news. The work on the PNN spaceship is proceeding at slow pace on request of Laureti himself because he has some personal commitments to attend to, however if everything goes well the construction has been postponed to next February so the waiting is not too long. Meanwhile […]Read more "To Mars and back- hypothesis for a PNN spacecraft"
Dear readers, I’d like to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year, with the hope that 2018 will be a year full of good news for PNN. SergioRead more "Merry Christmas and happy new year"
Dear readers, Laureti recently shared on ASPS webpage some details about F432 experimental setup and the incredible physics behind electromagnetic propulsion. He is now quite confident, after numerous experiments, that Newtonian mechanics can’t be applied to PNN thrust. This could mean (while we keep our feet on the ground waiting for resolutive in-space tests) that […]Read more "More experimental evidences for PNN inertia"
Since the beginning of the space age the rocket has entered the collective imagination as the space transport vehicle par excellence and countless are the examples in science fiction between 1940s and 1970s. If one had asked people from that period how they imagined the year 2017 they would have probably depicted a world where […]Read more "The future is now, straight from 1950s"
Dear readers, as promised here’s the second part of ASPS activity update. The great news is that after F449 the Association has created what seems to be the lucky thruster who’ll make it into space! The prototype name is F432 and it has the following specs: Input power: 250W Thrust: 250 mg ( measured at less […]Read more "F432: the space is getting closer – an update about ASPS prototypes part II"
Dear readers, today I’ve got interesting news about ASPS work. First of all, the Association has found external collaborators with whom it has worked on its latest official prototype, F242, to make it more suitable for testing in vacuum chambers and, of course, for space flight. Substantially, modifications have been made to make the thruster […]Read more "An update about ASPS prototypes part I – F449"
When I was a young boy, in the nineties, I used to read a scientific divulgation magazine which over the years reported various NASA announcements about a manned mission to the red planet. In that period it was scheduled, if I remember correctly, for 2005 and I was really looking toward such historical event. Then, […]Read more "Why Mars? Choose the Moon instead, it’s cheaper!"
Dear readers, it has been a while since I wrote my last post but I’ve been quite busy and there haven’t been any news about ASPS work (or better: there is an interesting one but it’s Laureti’s wish to not talk about it, at the moment). So, while we wait more interesting updates, I would […]Read more "Asgardia"
Today I ran across a short movie by Erik Wernquist called Wanderers and I liked it so much that I felt the urge to share it on this blog. I think it’s something that any space enthusiast should watch at least once. In my opinion the director has been able to pour and to blend into the […]Read more "Wanderers – A glimpse of the wonders that are awaiting us"